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frank nyikos (hostaguy)

Joined 2 years ago from 8374 E State Rd 45 Unionville IN 47468. Last activity 5 weeks ago.




My real name is frank nyikos.  Both sides of my family are Hungarian, thus the weird looking last name.  It comes from a large river that runs through the country.

My post will concentrate on my extensive gardening experience.  I have been gardening since childhood on a small family farm.  I learned most of my skills from my mom and paternal grandmother.  My maternal grandfather was skilled as well.  He passed away before I was able to learn from him though I do have scions of some of his favorite the Rose of Sharon.

My other passion is teaching.  I have been teaching at a community college the past 10 years or more.  Prior to that I was a private tutor of math.  Math will show up in my blog.

Because I grew up with a 100% Hungarian heritage you will see some recipes from my childhood. I will post favorite recipes whether they are Hungarian or simply favorites.

I have a self published book on hybridizing called Hybridizing ABC's.  I have approximately 50 registered hosta and daylilies to date.  Included in the 50 is a single hybrid daffodil I hybridized.  

I was a regular contributor to a Canadian gardening magazine called The Indoor Gardener.  It is now out of print.  This was a bi monthly magazine exploring all the latest news and views about growing plants indoors especially through hydroponic means.

I also write for http://decodedplants.com where you can also see other garden related articles posted.



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